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Psalms 147:4

    Psalms 147:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He tells the number of the stars; he calls them all by their names.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He counteth the number of the stars; He calleth them all by their names.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He sees the number of the stars; he gives them all their names.

    Webster's Revision

    He counteth the number of the stars; He calleth them all by their names.

    World English Bible

    He counts the number of the stars. He calls them all by their names.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He telleth the number of the stars; he giveth them all their names.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 147:4

    He telleth the number of the stars - He whose knowledge is so exact as to tell every star in heaven, can be under no difficulty to find out and collect all the scattered exiles of Israel.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 147:4

    He telleth the number of the stars - He counts them all. God only can do this. The stars are so numerous that no astronomer can count them; they lie so far in the depths of space, and are so remote from each other, that no man can be so presumptuous as to suppose that he has even seen any considerable part of them, even by the aid of the most powerful telescopes.

    He calleth them all by their names - As if each one had a name, and God could call them forth one by one by their names, like the muster-roll of an army. This language seems to be taken from Isaiah 40:26 : "Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by numbers; he calleth them all by names, by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth." See the notes at that passage.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 147:4

    147:4 Calleth them - He exactly knows them as we do those whom we can call by name.